Being a student here at Endicott College we are required to fulfill three internships throughout the course of our four years. INT100 and INT200 are our freshman and sophomore year internships where we are required to fulfill 104 hours of service. I did my first internship over winter break at a local, but popular event and catering company. Having my focus being in event management I had never really considered working with a company that specializes in catering until I found this place. I thought it was interesting to see many different aspects of the hospitality industry that I had never experienced before. I, fortunately, had the opportunity of seeing the catering aspect of everything, which is something I did not think I was interested in and something I had never been exposed to before. To my surprise, I found these operations very eye-opening and I hope to work with catering more in the future.
At my internship, I shadowed the senior event director and helped her plan events from start to finish, including a 350 person, Great Gatsby themed gala at a hall in Worcester. It was amazing being able to see these events take place and see the final product after we had put so much work into making sure they turn out flawless. It was so rewarding working with the team and seeing the final product of the events. I also worked with the style and design team to choosing and pulling props for specific events and packing them up in preparation.
As a whole, I believe this was an amazing opportunity and I obtained more experience and learned more than I ever thought I would from an internship. Everybody I met at this company was very warm and inviting and it made working here so much more enjoyable. I am now excited to continue to explore different internships within the hospitality business to expand upon my knowledge in the industry.